TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxESCP, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxESCP event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Is success also a matter of luck?

Speaker: Prof Dr. Philippe Gabilliet has been member of the Faculty of ESCP Europe (Paris), since 1995. Professor in Leadership and Personal Development, he is specialized in political management, influence processes and mental strategies for success.

He also teaches at the CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris), at HEC Geneva (Switzerland) and is actively teaching in most of the ESCP Europe Executive Education programmes addressing leadership and organizational behaviour issues.

His current fields for research and publication are self-leadership strategies, positive psychology applied to management, social luck dynamics and collective optimism.

Heavily involved in training and executive development activities of ESCP-Europe, he has been during many years Associate Dean of Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. In charge of the advanced course « Foresight, Anticipation & Future Intelligence », he is also pedagogical director of the « Leadership and Motivation » executive programme.

Before pursuing an academic career, Philippe Gabilliet was in the mid-80’s a co-founder and associate in many business consulting structures, as FORCES VIVES (Groupe IPC), PRAGMA-EUREKA (Groupe PR3) or PGC, assisting and coaching medium and large companies in business change implementation. He also worked in the 90’s for a major national insurance company (CNP ASSURANCES).

He is author or co-author of several books in the domain of foresight and future intelligence including, among others:

« Eloge de l’optimisme. Quand les enthousiastes font bouger le monde », LSaint-Simon, 2010.
« Les conduites d’anticipation », L’Harmattan, 2008.
« Savoir anticiper : les outils pour maîtriser son futur », ESF Editeur, 1999.

Philippe Gabilliet holds a PhD in Management (with honors), a Postgraduate Degree in Advanced Political Analysis and is a graduate of the Bordeaux Institut d’Etudes Politiques.

Philippe Gabilliet was born in Bordeaux (France) in 1958 and is 53 years old. He is married and has two daughters.

The rarest commodity is leadership without ego.

Speaker: Bob Davids is a serial entrepreneur and regarded as one of the most original and provocative minds in the current business world.

After studying Mechanical Engineering and graduating the Art Center College of Design in Industrial Design, Bob Davids worked as a designer for General Motors and as Chief Designer at Lear Motors. He was also part of Craig Breedlove’s Spirit of America team that broke world land speed record in the 60s.

He started his first business at the age of 12 in Venice Beach, since then he headed 6 successful companies. He turned around a drug-hangout in Nevada into a flourishing casino, as CEO built the 3rd most profitable world’s toy maker with 8,000 employees and is now owner of the award winning Sea Smoke Cellars vineyard in California, which has been featured in the movie Sideways.

Bob Davids loves to share ideas and is a frequent speaker about Leadership and Management.

Emorationality: Dealing with the obvious.

Speaker: Olivier Oullier, Ph.D, is an international expert on the behavioral and brain dynamics of decision making and the use of this newly found knowledge in improving policy-making, strategy, risk management and crisis communication.

Author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and a regular contributor to media (e.g. recent Op-Eds in the New York Times and the Huffington Post), Olivier advises governments, NGO’s and international institutions.

His research combines psychology, consumer behavior, behavioral economics, nudges and social neuroscience to improve people’s health and well-being. A full professor at Aix-Marseille University, he is also a research associate at GREQAM and the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences.

Since 2009, he has been a scientific adviser to the Centre for Strategic Analysis of the Prime Minister of France –a consulting and research institution in charge of advising the French Government- where he heads the « Neuroscience and Public policy » program: a unique initiative investigating how a better understanding of human behavior could inform policy making.

To make a difference, Olivier is interested in the behavior of real human beings and their interactions in real life. He therefore introduced the concepts of « emorationality » and « embodied economics » as illustrated in two of his most recent publications on behaviour change: « Improving public health prevention with behavioural, cognitive and neuroscience » and « Green nudges: new incentives to ecological behavior ».

In 2011, the World Economic Forum (WEF) named him a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed to « recognize and acknowledge the most extraordinary leaders of the world under the age of 40 ». He also serves on the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the scientific committee of the High Council for Strategic Education and Research and the Presidential Obesity Research Plan.

A board member of Live Council, a non-government and not-for-profit organization formed by public health professionals, business leaders and social entrepreneurs to promote public health globally, Olivier is also the Global Dignity chairman for France.

Liberate your company !

Speaker: Isaac Getz is a professor at ESCP Europe, and was Visiting Professor at Cornell and Stanford Universities and at the University of Massachusetts. Isaac has M.Sc. degrees in both Computer Science, and Management Science, and PhDs in Psychology and in Management.

His last book, Freedom, Inc. (Crown Business) co-authored with Brian Carney, has been acclaimed by Forbes, WSJ, New York Times, Fox, CNBC, and other media, and is already published in 6 countries. In 2010, he won the Syntec Award for the best academic article in France (« Liberating Leadership ») in the category Organization/Management/HR. His previous book Innovations POWER was published in 6 countries and was one of the 3 finalists for the annual Manpower Best Book Award in France.

Isaac is an active speaker on the topics of ideas & innovation management, liberating leadership, and organizational transformation.

Take charge of your education

Speaker: Martin Kupp is an associate professor for entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe, Paris and a visiting professor at EGP Business School in Portugal and the European School of Management and Technology, Berlin. Before that Martin worked as a program director at ESMT, Berlin and a lecturer and research assistant at the University of Cologne, where he also received his doctoral degree.

Martin’s area of expertise lies in strategic innovation, competitive strategy and organizational creativity. He has worked for clients such as Bosch, ThyssenKrupp, Siemens, MAN, Coca-Cola, Deutsche Bank, and Bertelsmann. Martin’s current research interests focus on the relationship between arts and business, business strategy in technology markets, strategic and technology-enabled innovation. In these areas Martin has designed programs, workshops and regularly gives key note speeches.

Martin’s recent publications have appeared in California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Business Strategy Review, Info Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, The Economic Times of India and the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared as a business commentator on CNBC, and frequently speaks at industry conferences and events. In 2008 he won at the EFMD case writing competition with his case on Celtel Nigeria. He also acts as tutor for the European Case Clearing House, where he teaches case writing and case teaching at academic institutions around the world. His recent book « The fine art of success » was published 2011 at Wiley and looks at contemporary artists and what managers can learn from them.

Filming unanswerable questions, from Rwanda to Antarctica

Speaker: Anne Aghion. As a filmmaker, Anne Aghion has been drawn to places as far-ranging as rural Rwanda, the ice fields of Antarctica and the slums of Managua. She has been praised by critics, both as a director of unique and poetic vision, and a documentarian who conveys a strong sense of the people and places she covers. Her work has earned her, among other honors, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a UNESCO Fellini Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, an Emmy, and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival’s Nestor Almendros Award for courage in Filmmaking.

Her last feature documentary, MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER, caps nearly ten years of filming in post-genocide Rwanda, where a daring experiment in reconciliation and justice—the Gacaca (pronounced ga-TCHA-tcha)—was put in place. There, over time, Aghion charted the emotional impact of a system of local open-air courts that adjudicated genocide crimes, and returned killers to their homes in exchange for confessions.

MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER is one of the rare documentaries to be accepted in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, where it played to overflow audiences and powerful reviews. It has since been invited to screen across the globe.

The Power of Mentoring

Speaker: Dominique Restino is the father of Mentoring in France. He graduated from the Executive MBA of CPA-HEC in 1999. He was 24 years old when he created his first company: a specialized job recruitment agency. He led it to 35 million euro turnover, more than a hundred employees and placed over a thousand people.

Serial entrepreneur, he is passionate by entrepreneurship. Dominique Restino is the Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris.

Moreover, he is the Deputy Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Mentoring Institute: he was the first to bring back and develop the Mentoring in France. He is the Founder and Chairman of the MoovJee (Mouvement pour les Jeunes Etudiants Entrepreneurs) one of the leading French networks dedicated to support and promote the students-entrepreneurs. With the MoovJee, he gives to entrepreneurs an access to a mentor, a community of entrepreneurs, and much (much) more.

Mind your growth

Speaker: Robert Piret holds a PhD in Management – concentration in Strategy and Organization – from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). He’s also a graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a MBA – concentration in Finance – and a MS in Chemical Engineering. He previously obtained a BA Applied Mathematics from Brown University. Educated in the United States, Dr. Piret has spent his entire professional career between North America and Europe.

Associate Professor (with tenure) at ESCP Europe, Dr. Piret has lectured extensively on both continents in the areas of Strategy, Organization, International Management, Corporate Development and Entrepreneurship, Finance and Venture Capital, New Product Development, Cognitive Neuroscience and Leadership, and Motion Picture and TV Production and Management. He was previously a professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

In addition, Dr. Piret has over 20 years of experience as a management consultant in the U.S. and in Europe, specializing in strategic and organizational issues in technology-intensive areas, including the telecommunications, computer software and hardware, life sciences, security and defense, automotive, materials, chemicals, petroleum and petrochemical, energy and environmental industries, as well as in information-intensive areas, including the media and audiovisual industries. Dr. Piret has also been actively engaged in advising and coaching entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial ventures, primarily in the hi-tech and life sciences areas.

While Managing Director at Newbury, Piret & Company, Inc., (Boston, MA), an investment bank specializing in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Financing in technology industries, Dr. Piret was involved in corporate financings and acquisitions in the US and Europe. He has also taken a leading role in over a half-dozen startup companies in technology and service industries, and has served at the Board of Director level. He has previously had operational experience in both a technical and a managerial capacity.

Finally, through theater (e.g., co-founder, actor, director and producer of the Theatre de l’Orangerie in Providence RI), motion picture financing and production (e.g., « Paysage avant l’Eté », selected at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, section « Perspectives »), and film promotion (e.g., previously Director-Europe and currently Advisor for the Osaka European Film Festival in Japan), Dr. Piret has been active for more than twenty years in the entertainment industries.

Fashion influencing millions

Speakers: Mathieu Lebreton and Olivier Billon. ML: After studying ‘Marketing in the media’, I had the pleasure of working in international communication for Viktor & Rolfand Diesel. Before that, I got interested in a certain vision of masculine elegance, which I share on Materialiste.com.Ykone is the logical continuation of the story.

OB: Geek since the first hour, I have created all kinds of web sites between 1999 and 2005. A web radio, a community site dedicated to music, a city guide … and then I had to concentrate on studies. A Master in Law, then Sciences Po, then L’Oreal …and then the desire of creating a new company. Web and Fashion, two creative worlds in perpetual motion. What could be better?

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